A Twitter post by a WhatsApp user, which Elon Musk later shared, claims that the messaging app had accessed the microphone on the user's device during the night without the user's permission.
WhatsApp posted in response that the issue is an Android bug. Google later confirmed in a statement, "this reported bug in Android affecting WhatsApp users produces incorrect privacy indicators and notifications in the Privacy Dashboard. We are working to develop a fix for users."
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